Storms and Hurricanes

Hurricane Laura: 6 Dead, ‘Citizens Whose Lives Are Upside Down’

Hurricane Laura: 6 Dead, ‘Citizens Whose Lives Are Upside Down’

The most powerful storm to ever hit Louisiana, Hurricane Laura, has left six people dead, hundreds of thousands without power, and homes and buildings demolished.
Laura, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm Thursday morning, was later downgraded to a tropical storm and is expected to become a tropical depression later as it moves over Arkansas, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The amount of damage was devastating.
“We have thousands and …

Hurricane Laura Slams into Gulf Coast with 150 MPH Winds

Hurricane Laura Slams into Gulf Coast with 150 MPH Winds

Hurricane Laura swept ashore early Thursday as a Category 4 storm, pounding the Texas and Louisiana coasts with 150 mph (241 km/h) winds. One death has so far been reported.
The storm made landfall at 1 a.m. local time near Cameron, Louisiana., about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of the Texas border.  It was one of the strongest storms to ever hit the United States and it tied for the strongest …

Laura to Hit Texas, Louisiana as ‘Catastrophic’ Category 4 Hurricane

Laura to Hit Texas, Louisiana as ‘Catastrophic’ Category 4 Hurricane

Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall as a “catastrophic” Category 4 storm near the Texas-Louisiana border on Wednesday.
The storm will make landfall between Houston and Lake Charles, Louisiana, late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, forecasters said.
“Major Hurricane Laura continues to intensify over the northwest Gulf of Mexico this morning,” the weather service said in a statement.  “Laura is expected to produce catastrophic impacts from the coast to well …

Tropical Storm Isaias Wreaks Havoc, Leaves Millions Without Power

Tropical Storm Isaias Wreaks Havoc, Leaves Millions Without Power

Tropical Storm Isaias left at least two people dead, two million people without power in the Northeast, and delayed hundreds of flights up and down the East Coast.
The storm made landfall late Monday as a Category 1 hurricane in North Carolina, where it generated multiple hurricanes there and in Virginia, causing at least one death and multiple injuries before moving up the coast.
On Tuesday in New York City, a 60-year-old …

Nor’easter Could Bring Snow to the East Coast in Time for Mother’s Day

Nor’easter Could Bring Snow to the East Coast in Time for Mother’s Day

While snow on Mother’s Day by no means unheard of, it would be rather unusual on the East Coast in May.  Still, little should be shocking nowadays to our readers.
Light snow will start to develop over parts of the Great Lakes and expand into the Ohio Valley by Friday evening, the National Weather Service said in a forecast.   The snow will then move into parts of the Central Appalachians and …

‘Hazardous Weather Conditions’ Forecast for Parts of the Northeast Monday

‘Hazardous Weather Conditions’ Forecast for Parts of the Northeast Monday

A high-wind warning is in effect for much of the Northeast on Monday, the National Weather Service said, with forecasters calling for wind gusts that could reach 65 mph (104 km/h).  The agency said to expect “hazardous weather conditions” until Monday evening.
Wind speeds could be higher in eastern Suffolk County on Long Island, where forecasters called for gusts up to 75 mph (121 km/h).
“Travel will be difficult, especially for high-profile …

Spring Arrives, And So Does a ‘Significant Storm’

Spring Arrives, And So Does a ‘Significant Storm’

Spring will start late Thursday at 11:50 p.m. EDT but the weather in some parts of the country will be anything but spring like, the National Weather Service said.
“A significant storm system will bring a plethora of weather impacts to the central United States into Friday,” the agency said.
Heavy snow and gusty winds will cause hazardous travel and driving conditions from the Rockies to portions of the northern Plains. Meanwhile, …